Steven A. Greenburg Education Law
Experienced Northern California Education Lawyer
Phone: 831-458-9900
Areas & Topics

Education Law Archives

California school in hot water after student punishment

When you send your child off to school, you do so with the assumption that the teachers and administrators will do their best to provide your little one with a safe learning environment. After all, these years at school will influence your child for the rest of his or her life. Most of the time, schools live up to their lofty charge. Unfortunately, there are times when they overstep their bounds and disproportionately punish their students by suspending, expelling or disciplining them.

Getting ready for teacher conferences when your child has ADHD

When a child has ADHD, there are many education-related meetings that can end up being critical ones for their parents. One such type of meeting that could come up are IEP meetings, as some kids with ADHD have an IEP. Such meetings can have major impacts on the course of a child’s special education. Given the big issues regarding their kid that such meetings can touch on, when such a meeting is coming up for a parent of a child with ADHD or some other condition, the parent may want to make solid preparations for it. Preparing for IEP meetings is among the special-education-related things that skilled education lawyers can assist parents with.

Kids with disabilities may respond more aggressively to bullying

It is a big problem at many schools: bullying. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for special needs students to be the target of bullying. Any student can be profoundly impacted by being exposed to this behavior. However, children with disabilities may respond differently to bullying than other students.

Prop 58's passage means the option of bilingual education for ELLs

Proposition 58 passed in a landslide on Nov. 8, signaling that the majority of California voters are ready to explore the benefits of bilingual education for English-language learners and other kids in our K-12 schools. The new measure repeals a 1998 law called Prop 227, which required all K-12 students in California to be educated primarily in English regardless of their primary language.

IEPs and planning for college

Going to college is a very common goal for students, including those with disabilities. Now, as can be the case in many areas related to education, there can be some special challenges for students with special needs when it comes to this goal. This includes challenges related to:

Federal data: More special needs kids are graduating

Among the concerns a parent of a student with disabilities may have is whether their child will be able to graduate. Now, a special needs student’s likelihood of getting a high school diploma can be affected by many aspects of their educational experience, both in high school and at lower levels. This is among the reasons why having a well-tailored Individualized Education Program that properly covers important issues relevant to their education needs can be so crucial for such students. So, what happens during the IEP process can matter greatly. Skilled education lawyers can give parents of special needs students guidance during this often complex process.

Contact Us

Steven A. Greenburg
55 River Street
Suite 100
Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4567

Phone: 831-458-9900
Fax: 831-426-0159
Map & Directions